When it comes to beauty in it’s most rhapsodic form, there is nothing more accurate than to show you some of the most dazzling, beautiful and intriguing beings in the world of fetish modelling.
Richard Keldoulis aka Jennifer Hopelezz paved the way for a radiant group of dragqueens and –kings and brought to the surface all the things that were boiling inside. With pleasurable interest, Richard Keldoulis tells us about becoming Jennifer Hopelezz, about his role in the Amsterdam gay scene and the mere idea of creating a family.
Interview by Fleur Pierets.
Although the definition of Burlesque says “a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects”, one cannot erase the image of Von Teese having a bath in a champagne glass or cuties twirling around the stage wearing nothing more then nipple pasties. Nevertheless, that was before we saw Marnie Scarlet.
Fashion has always walked hand in hand with music, and London has a rich history for dressing-up. Club Kids or “dressers”, as some would prefer, encapsulate the creative London as we know it. Fabulous, yet trashy, beautiful and scary, glamorous or freaky – meet the New London Club Kids.
Facts, figures & quotes. Extraordinary creations by artists, photographers & fashion designers in books and movies. A tribute to Hair.
Photographer Nathalie Daoust’s explores the female sexuality and subversion of gender stereotypes. Spending several months in the Alpha-In, one of the biggest S&M “love hotels” in Japan, Daoust photographed 39 women of all ages in their private rooms, surrounded by the specialist equipment and dressed in the regalia that helps define their trade of Dominatrix.
Interview by Fleur Pierets.
In an era where much of the contemporary music has been sampled or ripped-off from past sounds, there’s a man working the stage dressed in but a jaunty straw hat, a bow tie and golden knickers. His lively, roguish manner of performing sets a whole new view on today’s live concerts. Meet Saint-Marteau.
Article by Fleur Pierets
Photos by Julian P.Boom.
When Alyz got her diploma of International Trade in Paris, La Sorbonne, she went in for a career in cultural and musical journalism. However, when she got a golden opportunity to grasp a camera, she did. Her visions are characterised by the words ‘Dream’ and ‘Strangeness’. H is one of her stories
UK based artist Slinkachu started his Little People Project in 2006. Both a street art installation as a photographic project, it involves the remodeling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which he then places and leaves on the street. The street-based side of this work plays with the notion of surprise and aims to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings.
What do Barbie’s friends do behind closed doors? Apparently, someone knows, and it’s pretty kinky. Beatrice Morabito is an Italian female artist, living and working in Genoa, Italy. She is known for creating sets for dolls she has styled to act as her current alter-ego.
Nowadays the name “Bettie Page” is infamous. Some may relate her to coinciding pin-ups such as Marilyn Monroe or even present day icons such as Dita Von Teese, others may recall her more x-rated work, however despite all this, what Miss Page did have was something that the standard 50’s pin-up did not.
In recent years Antwerp based Dez Mona have made a name for themselves in Belgium and beyond. They’re known for their acoustic music based on a combination of jazz, gospel, tango and torch songs. These days however, the collective has come up with a surprising new project. ‘Sága’ stands midway between a modern opera and a song cycle, and deals with ‘homecoming’ as its main theme.
Text by Dirk Steenhaut.
Photos by Mous Lamrabat.
Yasha Young shares some of the most beautiful, enticing, stimulating, darkest art and creations with us. Things which she has encountered during her career as the owner of Strychnin Gallery Berlin, London, NYC. She invites you to take a closer look and hopefully be as speechless, excited or amused as she was.
On bars, restaurants, hotels and places we love. Why we love them and what’s the philosophy behind them. Safe havens for all.
Once a month a little bar in Bruges transforms into an absinthe bar. Almost 40 brands of real absinth, served the authentic way in a cozy atmosphere. With music you rarely hear in any other bar and a gorgeous boy named Maria Kleopatra behind the counter.
Nikki Heartache has toured the globe with bands such as Lords Of Acid and Praga Khan. A few years ago she decided to collect and share her memoirs with the world. Draped over a chaise longue she dictates her wild adventures to her blushing secretary whilst nipping on a trendy cocktail.
In my Bibliotheca Studentica & Erotica I have created a private ‘hell’; a heaven on earth for a book fetishist like me. My own ‘enfer’, just like any other, is filled with erotic and pornographic books. A lot of them – not just sleazy or modern publications – are directly or indirectly referring to sadomasochism an all kinds of fetishes. As I am writing this article I am surrounded by books and contrary to the pope I am not a censorship fetishist. So let me guide you around and pull some books of the shelf to have a closer look.